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Chicken Bacon Ranch Burgers

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Chicken Bacon Ranch Burgers are nothing short of spectacular! Juicy, moist chicken burgers bursting with ranch flavor and topped with gooey cheese and salty bacon. They are a leaner, lighter version of your favorite beef cheeseburger but without sacrificing an ounce of flavor or juiciness!



For the Burgers:

  • Oil, for oiling grates or for skillet
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon dried ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs (or regular panko)
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon

To Serve:

  • Burger buns
  • Ranch dressing (or other condiments you prefer)
  • Avocado slices
  • Tomato slices
  • Pickles
  • Sliced red onions
  • Lettuce or microgreens


For the Burgers:

  1. Preheat the grill or a large skillet over medium heat. Oil the grill grates or add a small drizzle of oil to the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing, dried ranch seasoning, breadcrumbs, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine and then gently fold in the ground chicken. Work the chicken into the other ingredients while resisting the urge to overmix (this results in a tough, dense burger).
  3. Form the mixture into four evenly-sized patties and then add them to the hot grill or pan. 
  4. Cook for 5 minutes per side. During the last minute of cooking time, add the sliced cheese and bacon to the burgers and cover the grill or pan. This will help melt the cheese.

To Serve:

  1. Toast your burger buns and then slather with ranch dressing (or other condiments of choice). Top with the burgers.
  2. Finish each burger with your favorite toppings. We love avocado slices, tomato, pickles, red onions, and greens. Serve while warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: burgers

Keywords: chicken bacon ranch burgers, chicken ranch burgers, chicken bacon cheeseburger, bacon ranch chicken burger